Esther Passaris
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The Nairobi Women's Representative, Esther Passaris has defended MP Peter Salasya of Mumias East following his widely circulated interview on climate change awareness.

Passaris said that the MP's performance on behalf of the Mumias East electorate should be assessed rather than his ignorance of climate change issues.

She said this during an interview with NTV on Wednesday, adding that Salasya is more concerned with resurrecting the sugar industry in his area, a project that could give his people job possibilities.

“Unemployment being an issue among the youths some are not able to relate between it and climate change,” Passaris said.

“There are some areas where citizens are more concerned with housing, medical facilities, education facilities, bursaries or jobs.”


The lawmaker received criticism on Monday for having a limited understanding of climate change issues.

The MP was questioned in a video that Kiss was able to view on how he was promoting climate change and if he had a plan to assist the state in combating climate change?

Unfortunately, he was unable to provide a coherent response.

Kenyans who saw the video go viral criticised him, claiming that a man of his stature ought to understand the purpose of the summit.

Salasya was one of the elected officials present at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) for the Africa Climate Summit.